Radio – A Poem

Hugging my radio to my heart
rocking back and forth slowly
Mouthing silent words of prayer
in the stillness of the dark-
I prayed again for peace

I asked Him if he cared
I asked Him if he could hear me
I asked Him if he was there

The tears that fell felt heavy
as a song came on that radio
Those gentle words reminding me
That at no moment was I ever alone
As I slowly rocked myself to sleep

Gretchen Leary 2013

*This is based on a very old memory. The song that came on was “I’m Already There” by Lonestar. I had never heard it before. I cried for hours. If you’ve never heard it, you should really listen to it. God could not have possibly picked a better song at that time…other than maybe “You Are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson which was the song that I listened to on repeat while writing this poem tonight.


About Gretchen Venters

I am 36 years old and I live in Montana. God has set my soul on fire to serve others through writing.
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3 Responses to Radio – A Poem

  1. claudia says:

    smiles..i love that god talks through donkeys and songs sometimes…makes me really smile and i can relate to how a song touches and seems just to mirror our mood exactly in certain moments and is able to give that kind of comfort we need…i have a few songs as well that meant much to me in specific time… a felt write gretchen

  2. Grace says:

    That is comforting to know and listen to ~ Sometimes His voice comes from the most unexpected places, even from the mouths of strangers ~

    Wishing you Happy Sunday ~

  3. brian miller says:

    heart felt…can see you rocking back and forth with the radio…the honesty in this…and the knwledge that we are never alone…that is a beautiful thing…a reassurance…and that no matter how many humans dis us, he will never leave us…smiles.

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